The smoky char of roasted eggplant meets the nuttiness of tahini and tang of lemon in this crowd-pleasing dip that's reminiscent of classic baba ganoush. We finish the dip with sizzled garlic and a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss eggplant, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until the eggplant is very tender, tossing once halfway through, about 40 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
Transfer the eggplant to a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, 8 to 10 pulses. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until well combined.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the garlic is barely golden and starting to crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the garlic and oil to a small bowl and let cool for 2 minutes. Spoon over the eggplant dip.
To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable